It’s a chaotic city with plenty of tourist attractions you won’t want to miss. In this post we want to give you some information about the famous capital of India as well as what to see and do.
Backpack and immerse yourself in Indian culture.
For many travelers New Delhi is the gateway to India. Being one of the most populous cities in the world with 27 million people, it may be a shock at first but in the end you’ll have a lot of memories and history to tell!
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1. LOTUS TEMPLE
Know as well as “The Bahá’í House of Worship”, is a place for prayer and meditation that is open to all people. The lotus shape of the building represents purity of the human soul and its ability to rise above conflict and prejudice.
It’s undoubtedly the most beautiful temple in New Delhi.
There is no entry fee for Lotus Temple. However, if you are planning to take photographs, a special permission is required.
2. HUMAYUN’S TOMB
Like the Taj Mahal, this monument was also built to hold a tomb. Built in 1565 for the king to guard the body of his beloved. It has a beautiful construction, Mongolian style and is accessible by metro, bus or taxi / tuk-tuk.
New Delhi has one in the good public transport network, which reach every part of the city and tourist attractions.
The entry fee is: 500 INR (approx. €6.30) per person.
3. INDIA GATE
This monument was built to honor Indian soldiers, who lost their lives throughout the various wars that this country was involved in.
It’s impossible to climb or pass under the monument as it is escorted by guards.
We recommend you to visit during the late afternoon, when many families come together in this park to hang out with friends and have picnics. A good opportunity to see and interact with local people and learn more about their culture.
4. SRI LAXMINARAYAN MANDIR
One of the largest Hindu temples in the world is an excellent option to visit and understand the Hindu religion a little better. Discover the legends and gods that make this religion a little complex and extensive but fascinating.
You can relax a little through its gardens and see the devotion of people in their prayers and donations to the gods.
The entry is for free.
5. OLD DELHI
Being the capital of the country, this will be a city of contrasts, colors, languages, ways of dressing that will fascinate you, an intense culture and a mix of architecture that will set you back in time.
Old Delhi is considered the most chaotic, dirty and intense part of the city.
Even if you don’t like the confusion, you have to visit the old town and be carried away by the smells of street food, the smiles of vendors and the devotion of people to their religion.
In New Delhi, you will feel that a thousand things are happening at the same time but in the end it will be super fun and it will undoubtedly be an adventure you will not forget.
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Safe and Happy Travels Everyone ✈
SARA & JORGE